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Definition of grouse verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

grouse

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɡraʊs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡraʊs//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they grouse
BrE BrE//ɡraʊs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡraʊs//
 
he / she / it grouses
BrE BrE//ˈɡraʊsɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡraʊsɪz//
 
past simple groused
BrE BrE//ɡraʊst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡraʊst//
 
past participle groused
BrE BrE//ɡraʊst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡraʊst//
 
-ing form grousing
BrE BrE//ˈɡraʊsɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡraʊsɪŋ//
 
Describing annoying traits
 
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[intransitive, transitive] grouse (about somebody/something) | (+ speech) (informal) to complain about somebody/something in a way that other people find annoying synonym grumble See related entries: Describing annoying traits Word Originverb early 19th cent.: of unknown origin; compare with grouch.
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